Federal authorities have arrested rapper Tekashi69 on racketeering charges, which may see the 22-year-old rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, get life in prison sentence.
Tekashi 6ix9ine may be taken off the scene as quickly as he blew it up. There is reportedly another emergency bail hearing this morning after the first was denied.
If convicted, Tekashi 69 could face life in prison for his involvement in violent crimes. A shooting occurred April 21 inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Tekashi's associate Fuguan "Fu Banga" Lovick is named as the shooter.
According to TMZ, Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, is now in federal custody along with his former manager Shottie. The indictment alleged that he participated in the July shooting of a bystander in Brooklyn and the gunpoint robbery of one of his gang's rivals last spring.
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6ix9ine is not new to controversy in the hip-hop world.
Tekashi just announced his debut album Dummy Boy yesterday, featuring tracks with Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Bobby Shmurda.
According to AP, he has publicly identified himself as a member of a violent gang, 9 Trey Bloods.
Prosecutors say the Nine Trey gang was an incredibly violent "criminal enterprise" which operated mainly in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.
"Members and associates of the Enterprise promoted and celebrated the criminal conduct of the Enterprise, namely narcotics distribution, acts involving violence, and the use of firearms, in music and on social media", prosecutors said, according to Rolling Stone. Sentencing in the case dragged on for years until, last month, a NY judge gave Hernandez four years of probation and required him to complete community service, refrain from gang affiliation, and avoid future arrests.